The Collector is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.


Lord Umbacano of the Umbacano Manor in the Talos Plaza District is a collector of rare Ayleid antiquities.

As soon as the Hero exit the Imperial Prison Sewers from the beginning of the game, there will be an Ayleid ruin named Vilverin directly ahead, exploring deep enough into the ruin or another one listed below, they'll find an Ancient Ayleid Statue.


After finding one Ayleid statue, seek out Lord Umbacano and he will ask the Hero to find the other 9 to complete his collection. Selling a statue to ones favorite shopkeeper, will make Lord Umbacano send his butler to see them. He walks from the Talos Plaza District, so it will take that amount of time to come. Selling in the Market District is therefore quickest.

Upon finding a second statue Umbacano will give the Hero the map references for five more sites, leaving them with three other sites to find by yourself. He will then also give the Quest Nothing You Can Possess where one must go to High Fane to collect a carving. Completing that will lead on to Secrets of the Ayleids.

The Hero will receive double the item's price if giving it to Umbacano (500 GoldIcon a statue) and will receive a bonus of 5,000 GoldIcon for completing the set. This makes it an easy and a fun way to get 10,000 GoldIcon if playing at a lower level.


The Ayleid statues are found in the following Ayleid Ruins:


Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon speaking to Umbacano:

I've spoken to a collector of Ayleid artifacts named Umbacano. He has offered to pay me handsomely for any Ayleid Ancestor statues that I bring him.

  • Update: After giving Umbacano the first statue:

Umbacano has offered me to pay well for any more statues I find. I should look for more of them in Ayleid ruins, and bring them to him. If I can find all ten of the statues, he will pay me a large bonus..

  • Update: After giving Umbacano the second statue:

Umbacano's research has uncovered evidence that some of the Ayleid statues he is locking for may be hidden in these ruins: Moranda, Mackamentain, Wenyandawik, Ninendava, Fanacas.

  • Update:After giving Umbacano the statues:

I've brought Umbacano a third-tenth statue.

  • Update: After giving Umbacano all ten statues:

Umbacano has rewarded me with 5000 Gold for finding all ten Ancient Ayleid Statues.

  • Quest complete


  • If one wants more GoldIcon, one can steal the statues back and sell them to a fence. Of course, this means one must join the Thieves Guild first.
  • This quest can be rendered incompletable. If one finishes the Nothing You Can Possess and Secrets of the Ayleids quests prior to turning in all of the Ayleid statues, one will no longer have a 'collector' to sell the statues to (see "Secrets of the Ayleids" for further details). Having free rein to Lord Umbacano's estate might well be a fair trade-off (referencing the keys one can loot from his corpse).

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